Infernal Contraption

Welcome to the online home of Infernal Contraption.

Infernal Contraption (or IC) is a heavyweight fighting robot, originally built by Imperial College students/faculty to compete in the BBC's Robot Wars.

This site documents its story, from birth to the present day, detailing the evolution of both the robot and the team behind it over the years.

A brief history

Infernal Contraption had an exciting career in the original Robot Wars, competing in 5 separate series.

However, with the end of the show IC went into retirement, becoming a museum piece at Imperial, and later a dusty relic in a garage.

With the BBCs announcement of a Robot Wars reboot, IC was pulled out of retirement and brought back to life with the latest RC technology and a new team.